Textured, translucent cast glass
Preferred for its ability to deliver transparency and views, glass has typically been appreciated for its ability to nearly disappear; its use in modern commercial applications may be described to be anonymous. Recently, however, glass has been examined and researched for its ability to obscure, refract, and hold light with integrated textures, colors, and shapes. In this way, glass has become increasingly imbued with identity.
Vancouver-based Joel Berman Glass Studios produces kiln cast glass panels with a variety of textures and surface treatments. Designed for interior and exterior applications, Kiln Glass Textures obscure views while transmitting light through exotic and sophisticated surface patterns. Like board-formed cast-in-place concrete, Kiln Glass Textures carries impressions of other materials; however, the source of the forming materials used in these hand-crafted pieces is not often apparent.
Contact: Joel Berman Glass Studios Ltd., Vancouver, BC, Canada.
For more information, see Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment